Although we have come a long way since setting out on this journey over 9 years ago, there is still a lot we need to do and sort out before the off in November this year – now only 5 months away!
The Pixel sales are ticking along and every little bit really does help us to get the specialist equipment we need, so a huge thank you to those that already have their picture on the side of the boat and for those that want to get involved and help us to bring the record home, you can easily get your picture on the side of the boat simply by clicking on the ‘Buy Pixels’ link at the top of the page.
There are two types of equipment we need – there is the essential equipment that we must have before we go, such as safety equipment, and then there are the ‘nice to haves and performance enhancing equipment, which we can manage without but obviously would contribute significantly to the success of the campaign.
|Fire extinguishers||£ 75.00|
|First Aid kit||£ 1,800.00||Ocean Cat 0 first aid kit|
|Food||£ 2,900.00||Freeze dried and food suplements|
|Fuel cell fuel||£ 105.00||Ideally have 3 @ £35 each|
|Immersion suit||£ 525.00||Survival suit|
|Insurance||TBC expecting this to be £10k+|
|Lifejacket rearm kits||£ 75.00||replacement gas canisters|
|Liferaft service||£ 700.00||Current liferaft is out of date|
|Replace flares||£ 250.00||current ones out of date|
|Replace forestay||£ 3,000.00||Needed for insurance and should be replaced anyway|
|Replace Jackstays||£ 120.00||safety clip on lines|
|Replace rigging||£ 3,000.00||Needed for insurance and should be replaced anyway|
|Satellite Tracker||£ 460.00||plots position on website every hour|
|Second liferaft Solas A||£ 3,900.00||spare liferaft inside boat by transom escape hatch|
|Update electronic charts||£ 500.00||Worldwide charts for the plotter onboard|
The Nice to Haves:
|Diver to clean hull||£ 180.00||each dive, keeps the bottom of the boat clean and fast|
|Hydrogenerator||£ 4,000.00||Second unit (hydro failure was the reason one record attempt failed)|
|Mooring for records||£ 350.00||£35 per day. Also need mooring from August – October in Gosport|
|Satellite time||TBC – allows weather downloads and shore contact|
|Service annemometer||£ 225.00||Needs bearings replacing|
|Sextant and tables||£ 350.00||plastic sextant and sight tables|
|10L mini-B dive set||£ 595.00||emergency dive kit|
|Solar panel power Converter||£ 250.00||updated Solar panel charge controller|
|Spare winch handle||£ 120.00||always handy to have|
|Update race software||£ 890.00||Routing and weather software on the boat|
|Weather routing||£ 2,800.00||around £20 per day|
Every little really does help make a difference and goes towards the equipment we need to get the record.